Check Your “D”

My doctor and I were recently surprised by the results of routine blood test – my vitamin D levels were well below the “normal” range. Of the various health issues to be concerned about, Vitamin D was nowhere near the top of my list. Recent studies in the journal Nutrition Research and The Southern Medical […]

Super Size Me

Americans may be behind in math, and science, and our economy is in the tank – but there is something we can claim to be ahead in. Obesity rates. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently issued a new report that showed an increase in obesity rates over the past year in 16 states, and none […]

Celebrate Women’s Health

It will give you (and them) a heads up to be aware of possible serious conditions that may be hereditary, such as heart disease, diabetes, or sickle cell disease. … Many hazards in the home are overlooked, but easy to fix, such as picking up scatter rugs, installing grips in the shower or tub, picking up clutter, such as books or magazines, off of the floor and stairs.

Walnuts: Not just for Paulie

Go nuts. That’s what results of a study presented this weekend at the American Chemical Society meeting in Anaheim said about walnuts. It’s the top banana (nut?) among nature’s most ideal packaged food: Tree and ground nuts. The study proved that walnuts have a combination of more healthful antioxidants and higher quality antioxidants than any other […]

An End to Hunger? Let’s hope.

Senior hunger is a bigger problem than most people realize